For conservatives, most appalling commodity was Chinese silk: fragile and see through, immodest. “For Seneca, silk was simply a cipher for exoticism and eroticism.” Edicts passed by law to forbid silk. Subtle self expression: silk
Two-piece dress, Sweden, Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden Little Mermaid Pink Dress - Absolutely!